In the past I’ve listed all of my industry experience—and there is a lot. Some industries/products many have never even heard before. (I must add, a unique industry is really fun because it’s interesting and you’re not at risk of duplicating anyone else.) But does industry experience matter when it comes to graphic design? I’m inclined to say “not really.” First, I’m not going to duplicate anything I’ve done before in an industry. Second, graphics get out-of-date, so I always start afresh.
It MAY matter to know whether some kind of style is done-to-death. For many years I worked with the Fresh Produce Industry. There is nothing new under the sun with graphic design. Literally. Most logos feature the sun over a green agricultural field. I know what’s out there. Chances are whatever I come up with for graphic design has already been done, but before I start a project, I research the current graphic design trends within that industry.
Don’t worry, I’ve got it covered!
This card design was for a contest. They ended the contest early and 5 minutes before I uploaded. Very disappointing, but great for my portfolio!
I designed this poster, and a similar one, for a nursing home facility. They also had an old logo they didn’t have the original files for, so I recreated it, along with a slight update.
I often do editing free of charge on my clients’ projects. Many of them don’t have the time and just send me the raw info needed in their advertising and web content. Here is a recent testimonial. This is regarding website content and press releases for the Haiti mission where I volunteer my services.
Label Design contest samples. Don’t know what happened to the contest–it just kind of disappeared. Disappointing, but hopefully my work will not be in vain! 🙂
Designs featuring Orca whales
So, here’s the thing…I can’t design one for myself. It’s a mental block. too much pressure! 😉 I play with a new one every year. Please don’t just my work by this.
You can check out samples of my work here: